Legal notice

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Global Young Academy
c/o German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
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Represented by:
Dr Beate Wagner
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Privacy Policy

Every time the internet presence of the Global Young Academy is accessed by a user and every time a file is downloaded, for technical reasons data relating to this procedure are temporarily saved and processed in a protocol file.

Specifically, at every access/download, the following data are saved:

  • the IP address, which is (subsequently) anonymised,
  • date and time,
  • page accessed / name of file downloaded,
  • quantity of data transferred,
  • a message on whether the access/download was successful.

These data are evaluated only for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of service and are then destroyed. No other use is made of them and they are not passed to third-parties.

When accessing specific pages, so-called ‘session cookies’ are used to facilitate navigation. These session cookies hold no person-specific data and expire when the session is over. Technologies that enable tracking of the user’s browsing habits, such as Java Applets or Active-X Controls, are not used.

Postal and Email addresses stated in the context of queries or requests for information are used solely for the purpose of correspondence and postal delivery, respectively.

Furthermore this website uses Google Analytics for web analytics. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


Image Credits:

For section images the following credits apply:



Science & Society: Photo © Florian Wiencek / GYA, 2014

Research Environment: Photo © Florian Wiencek / GYA, 2014

Science Education & Outreach: Photo © GYA, 2012

National Young Academies: Image by Little Web Giants, 2015



African Science Leadership Program: Photo © African Science Leadership Program, 2015

Climate Change: Photo by Jer Thorp on Flickr, CC-BY-2.0, 2009

Expedition Mundus: Photo © Florian Wiencek / GYA, 2014

Global State of Young Scientists: Image © GYA, 2014

Global Access to Research Software: Image by Benjamintf1 on Wikimedia Commons ,  CC BY-SA 4.0, 2014

Invisible Worlds: Photo by Joe Duty on Flickr; Editing by Florian Wiencek / GYA, 2015

Measuring Excellence in Science Engagement: Image © MESE / GYA, 2015

Optimizing Assessment – Promoting Excellence: Source: “Perceptions of Research Excellence in Thailand and Japan”, 2013, p. 121

Women in Science: Photo © Florian Wiencek / GYA, 2014

Words of Wisdom: Let Ideas Compete on Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0, 2007

Young Scientist Ambassador Program: Image © YSAP/ GYA, 2015